ERIC Number: ED204229
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: N/A
TIPS: Crime Resistance Strategies, 6. Teaching Individuals Protective Strategies, Teaching Individuals Positive Solutions.
Bass, Martha; And Others
This booklet outlines activities and objectives for a crime prevention education program in the sixth grade. The document is part of a K-eighth grade crime resistance project designed to promote and maintain positive student attitudes and behavior, to assist students in meeting their responsibilities, and to help them insure their own and other people's safety and welfare. The focus of the sixth-grade component is on teaching students to define major legal terms such as rules, laws, authority, conflict, crime, arbitration, compromise, and intervention of authority. Other objectives include helping students explore how laws come from social values, identify positive ways of solving conflicts, and explore crime as a negative solution to conflict. Students are involved in a wide variety of activities, including discussing the importance of laws and rules, analyzing situations in which laws were broken, reviewing newspaper clippings about a kidnapping, completing multiple-choice quizzes about the best means for survival in difficult situations, discussing and attempting to define legal terms in class, filling in worksheets, finishing partially completed stories about the importance of law in society, taking opinion surveys of classmates to determine their attitudes toward laws, role playing situations involving conflict with peers and authority, and participating in a debate over a moral dilemma. For each activity, information is presented on objectives, materials, and reinforcement questions. Student worksheets are provided wherever necessary. The unit concludes with a student reading list, a resource directory, and a glossary. (DB)
Descriptors: Antisocial Behavior, Citizenship Education, Citizenship Responsibility, Conflict Resolution, Crime, Daily Living Skills, Decision Making, Elementary Education, Grade 6, Inquiry, Laws, Learning Activities, Legal Education, Prosocial Behavior, Safety, Social Studies, Student Attitudes, Teacher Developed Materials, Teaching Methods, Units of Study, Values
TIPS Program, Jefferson Annex, Fourth Street, N.W., Charlottesville, VA 22901 ($4.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Virginia State Dept. of Education, Richmond.
Authoring Institution: Charlottesville City Schools, VA.; Albemarle County Schools, Charlottesville, VA.